Please note that the event will be held in Greek.
There will be private English translation for those requesting in advance.
Dear Members of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus,
We remind you that this Saturday, December 14, 2019, we will have The Annual General Assembly of the organisation on 10.30 at the University of Nicosia, in Room M203 (Millennium Building), where the elections for the appointment of the new Board of Directors of the organisation will take place. This year, Accept’s Annual General Assembly will be open only to members of the organisation.
Following changes in the legislation concerning NGOs, as well as the latest constitutional changes of the organisation based on those, we remind you that just like last year it is no longer possible to use proxies or electronic voting and members will need to attend the General Assembly to cast their votes. You can download the guidelines for the elections here, were you can also read the running candidates’ application responses.
Relevant guidelines for the conduct of the electoral procedure have been sent with the first mailing on 19 November 2019. The election of the members of the Board of Directors will be by secret ballot. Each voter can vote for an equal number of people as many as the available positions. In this year’s procedure every voter can vote from 1 to 7 candidates upon receiving his ballot paper on the election day and placing it on the ballot box.
The ballot box for voting will be open from 10.30 till 13.00 and members will be able to vote during this time. All candidates taking part in the electoral procedure, must receive at least 20% of the valid votes cast, otherwise their participation in the process is deemed void.
The members of the presiding Bureau, with the agreement of the members of the General Assembly, will be the committee which will be responsible for the operation of the day, the observance of the agenda and the announcement of the voting results. The votes will be counted by the Electoral Commission, with the agreement of the members of the Assembly, and will be confirmed by the Bureau before the announcement. The members of the Bureau and the Electoral Commission keep the votes secret during, as well as after the end of the electoral process.
Full members need to have a paid subscription for 2019 to be able to vote. Subscription renewals (and payments for 2020) will be able to be made during the Annual General Meeting. Renewals can also be made electronically on the webpage of Accept (http://www.acceptcy.org) after logging in with the email and password of each Member. Members who have not previously registered online, can press the "Donation" button at the top of our website and pay € 10 (for each outstanding year) and then send an email to [email protected] informing that they wish the donation to registered as payment of their subscription. Members who want to know how much they owe, please communicate with the [email protected].
Kindly find below the Agenda. There shall be a special arrangement for any members wishing not to be photographed during the Meeting:
10:30 Arrival & Registration / Coffee
11:00 Welcoming by Monica Panayi, President Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
11:05 Presentation and approval of the Bureau and Electoral Committee
11:10 Explanation of the electoral procedure and presentation of the candidates
11:35 Annual Report of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus
12:00 Presentations of Accept – LGBTI Cyprus Groups
12:20 Presentation and approval of the financial report
12:35 Approval of financial auditor
12.40 Any Other Business & Discussion
13:20 Announcement of the new Board of Management
The Board of Directors, Accept – LGBT Cyprus
Note: After half an hour from the starting time, at 11:00, the members present constitute a quorum.